Health start-up targets prevention and management of chronic health conditions in older adults

Digital health start-up, Longlive, has announced its launch into the UK health and social care market. It is aiming to make the latest App-based technology available, free of charge to all older adults, enabling system-wide improvements in the prevention, detection and management of chronic health conditions such as diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure).

The goal is to combine the world of sensors and credible medical and healthy lifestyle content to provide real-time advice to people with chronic disease, enabling them to live longer, happier lives. Chronic conditions such as diabetes and hypertension are the most common diseases associated with ageing, and with a cost to the NHS of £12 billion per year, their burden on the system is stark. By helping to prevent, detect and manage chronic disease, the technology aims to relieve increasing pressures on primary care, community, and NHS services.

Longlive plans to distribute 10 million smartwatches for free to the most deserving, underserved users in the next 5 years. The solution includes:

  1. A health-focused smart watch monitors 10 health data points including heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, ECG, fall detection and more.
  2. personalised coaching app provides expert advice to help detect, prevent and manage chronic disease.
  3. Artificial Intelligence learns from the user’s behaviour and patterns to provide tailored health alerts and reminders.

There will also be a wide range of specialist content on mental health, exercise, and nutrition in the form of easy-to-follow articles, videos, and podcasts.

“The launch of Longlive comes at a pivotal time. With the health and social care sector under significant pressure and 1 in 3 adults worldwide living with multiple chronic conditions, there is a crucial need to tackle chronic disease in new and innovative ways...By empowering individuals to effectively manage chronic conditions, we can prioritise prevention, reduce hospital stays and create a more sustainable healthcare systems for future generations,” explains Hammad Ahmed, founder and CEO.

Following robust testing across the international healthcare market, the Longlive app is now available for download via the App store or Google Play. Requests to receive a watch, subject to availability, can be made at:

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